Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
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Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.
In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.
When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.
Stories by Kitty Felde
The resolution from Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Los Angeles asking for an investigation of the House ethics committee will not be voted on today. It may come up next week.
The vote was close - 216 to 198. And when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the Dream Act has passed, the floor erupted in applause. But the victory for immigration activists is likely to be short lived.
The House is expected to vote Wednesday evening on the Dream Act. It’s currently debating the merits of the measure that would grant legal residency to undocumented college students and members of the armed forces.
Long time Congressman Jerry Lewis of Redlands failed to convince GOP House leaders to return him to the Chairmanship of powerful Appropriations Committee. Republicans have a term limit rule and Lewis was unable to get a waiver that would allow him to return as Chair when the new Congress begins work in January with a GOP majority.
US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has been the subject of an ethics investigation for months. Now she wants to investigate the ethics committee over the suspension of a pair of lawyers assigned to her case.
Nothing is moving in Washington until fights over tax cuts and unemployment insurance are settled. If those two get settled, one bill that could push its way to the front of the line is the Dream Act. The vote could come as early as tomorrow.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has filed a resolution asking for a bipartisan investigation of the ethics committee investigating her. One ethics watchdog group agrees with her on one thing: more information is needed about why the committee suspended a pair of lawyers.
Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been the subject of an ethics investigation for months. Now she wants to investigate the ethics committee that’s investigating her. Waters wants to know why a pair of lawyers assigned to her case were suspended.
I could complain about the 30 degree weather and the 40 mph winds tonight. Or get depressed when I read a Christmas card about seeing snow on the San Gabriels through the palm trees.
President Obama did not attend the UN Climate Change conference now underway in Cancun, Mexico. Also not attending: the head of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee, Barbara Boxer. The Democrat from California, though, did have a message for the conferees.
Republicans take control of the US House of Representatives in about a month. The GOP transition team is mulling over ideas from new members and old to save money and make the House operate more efficiently.
President Obama’s bipartisan commission tasked to find ways to cut the federal deficit has failed to reach consensus. The plan got 11 votes - three short of the 14 needed to put the plan up for a vote in Congress. One of those “no” votes came from an L.A. Democrat.
President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission votes tomorrow on a list of recommendations to get the United States out of debt. One Los Angeles congressman on the commission is still on the fence.
It's a complaint as old as time: why is there always a line at the ladies room?
This week, Los Angeles Democrat Maxine Waters was supposed to defend herself to Congressional colleagues against charges that she violated ethics rules. Instead, a committee has postponed the hearing and has suspended two lawyers investigating the case. Now, the Congresswoman is reacting to the latest news.